'79

'79 nov.
Artist using painting to fly 
[performance at the ski slope, Iasi, performer: Bogdan Armanu, camera: Silvia Amancei]
-series of five digital black and white photos -



The performance action, of attempting to fly by using paintings as wings, illustrates a paradox through the metaphorical content and the plurality in the ways of reading the sentence that describes and name it; where „An artist using painting to fly” could describe a situation in which an artist is using painting as a medium of artistic expression to assert him-self from the professional point, in this case the action described by the sentence is understood as a metaphorical one;  on the other hand, the sentence could describe a situation where an artist summarizes the picture/painting to its objectiveness and flatness, from which point of view one can considers as being similar and no more different than a  wing. In this last situation, the artist chooses to assign a new purpose to painting, detaching it any artistic property or just ignoring it, transforming the painting into a flying instrument in its sole intention.




Artist using painting to fly - dramatic version
[performance at the ski slope, Iasi, performer: Bogdan Armanu, camera: Silvia Amancei]
-series of five digital black and white photos-